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Lakers owner Jerry Buss hospitalized due to dehydration

Jerry Buss Jerry Buss was hospitalized yesterday for "excessive dehydration." ( Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss was taken to the hospital last night for excessive dehydration, according to a TMZ report.

The 78-year-old businessman was at his home in L.A. when he became ill, after which he was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he continues to recover.

This isn't Buss' first health-related scare in recent years. The longtime Lakers owner was hospitalized in December for blood clots in his legs - supposedly caused by excessive travel.

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